Westminster Council unveil UK’s largest electric waste collection fleet – powered by the waste they collect

Westminster City Council and Veolia announce the full-scale rollout of the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet. The vehicles are the next generation in electric Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) development and will deliver a cleaner and quieter service, powered directly by energy generated from the waste they collect.

Housed in a specially designed depot, smart charging infrastructure will ensure they are always ready to go when needed. Westminster Council has invested £20m in the 45 new zero emission trucks which will be introduced over the
coming weeks in a ground-breaking initiative that will benefit residents by reducing vehicle noise, cutting air pollution and drastically reducing the borough’s carbon emissions.

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